Department of Language and Linguistics


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SociolinguistEssex (SLX) is an annual one-day conference organised by our graduate students.

Papers are presented by current and former members of our MA and PhD courses in sociolinguistics, as well as our staff.

This year's conference

The SociolinguistEssex 23rd Postgraduate Conference Programme will be held on the 19th June 2019, 10:00-17:00pm in room 4.722 (senate room). 
Please find the programme for the SociolinguistEssex 23rd Conference below:

Previous conferences

SLXX 2017

SLXX 2016

The SLX XX programme (.pdf) includes the abstract for each paper presented at the conference.

  • Domains as a sign of language shift (workplace): the case of Libyan Tuareg (Salah Adam)
  • Lenition of the feminine plural suffix (a:t) in the dialect of Ha’il : a variationist sociolinguistic analysis (Deema Alammar)
  • The formation of the Broken Plural by bilingual Iraqi-English children from a sociolinguistic perspective (Alyaa Al-Timimi)
  • The relationship between the ego-centred network trajectory and the local phonological variation in a Northern Thai industrial estate (Kosin Panyaatisin)
  • Variation between [a:] and [ɔ:]: The Case of Al-Ahsa in Saudi Arabia (Moayyad Al Bohnayyah)
  • The case of the Dawaser in Dammam city in Saudi Arabia: Variation between [ʤ] and [j] (Hind Alaodini)
  • “Are you Australian?” Uncovering attitudes towards Suffolk English, the enregisterment of a peripheral British dialect, and otherness (Robert Potter)
  • Variation in the use of Jim in Bedouin Medini Arabic (Abeer Hussain)
  • T-glottalling Revisited: Variation and Change in Young RP T-glottalling Revisited: Variation and Change in Young RP (Berta Badia Barrera)
  • Politeness in Dzongkha, National Language of Bhutan (Wangchuk Rinzin)
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